After a piece of equipment failed with our technology on Easter Sunday, (by the way, there was nothing anyone could have done to change the outcome) I began to rehearse as many of the 36 Easter Sundays I’ve been a part of since my salvation moment. Out of that came this reality, Easter is an interesting moment in the life of a Christian. Through the years I’ve heard believers and Pastor’s alike give different answers to a straightforward question. “How was Easter Sunday for you?”
The answers vary from; It was Awesome! To, Well, overall it was decent. However, I’ve also heard this answer to the question; “It just wasn’t what I had hoped for.” These answers come from an inner thought, one positive and one negative. The positive- “Things in my life went according to plan on Easter!” And on the negative- “Things in my life failed to go according to plan.” Notice the keywords? “My Life!” Well, it’s the latter one that I’m going to speak to over the next few Wednesdays by email so be watching.
Life doesn’t always go the way we plan in our mind. Maybe something unexpected happens as a technology equipment failure on Easter Sunday, or someone promised you they would come to church on Easter Sunday and instead sent you an excuse why they won’t show up. The truth is, the Bible doesn’t guarantee that we will never face disappointments against what we had hoped and planned for, even on Easter Sunday. But the Bible does make us a very powerful promise in Romans 8:28.
Romans 8:28 says that “all things work together for good to those that love Him and are called to His purpose.” Are you called to His purpose? Yes, you are!! So, His plan for you is always good, and that changes everything. Over the next few weeks, I will share two things with you that you can do when your plans fail to happen as expected. I will also share four things not to do when plans fail to arrive.
Hear me on this! This is your moment! God promises He will turn everything that happens in your life into something good!
Lead Pastor Cory